When we moved here, there were two tractor tire planters in the yard. One of them had been next to a willow for so long, it was actually damaged by the willow as it grew. You can read about what a job it was to clear that out here, and here. Thankfully, this one was … Continue reading Fall Clean up: finally clearing the second tire planter
When I got back from the city with our new washing machine, I just had to go around back to see how the painting went for the girls. The first coat of paint is done! You know, when I first picked up this shade, I was afraid that once it was on large surfaces like … Continue reading Blue
Yes!!! Our new washing machine is now here! Which is quite a surprise, since we got a call from the shipping company a couple of days ago, letting us know they didn't have it, and that they'd call when they did. Home Depot gets weekly deliveries, so we were expecting to get a call next … Continue reading It’s here!
Before I start on how things went with the clean up, I have another update. I just got off the phone with Canada Cartage - the company shipping our new washing machine. They didn't receive it at this end, so they will call us with a new delivery date when they have it. I might … Continue reading Reclaiming space: sun room part 2, and the old kitchen
The girls took care of a huge job for me, in emptying out the old kitchen! Well. As much as it will be. Here is how it looks now, while we take a break and get out of the heat. When we first moved here, my younger brother had his larger freezer where the one … Continue reading Clean up: reclaiming the old kitchen
Today, I finally started on a job that should have been done at the start of spring! Between the rain and the heat wave, and various appliance catastrophes, we just never got to it. It's still 24C (75F) out there as I write this, so it was still uncomfortably hot for the work, but it's … Continue reading Reclaiming the sun room: part one
First, the cute stuff! Beep Beep is such a good mama! The kittens have taken to napping under the couch regularly. Beep Beep can just barely squeeze under there, herself. A little while ago, my daughter saw her squeeze part way there, then start wiggling oddly. Moments later, some sleepy kitties came out. She then … Continue reading A little bit of progress
After our incident with the kitchen pipe, yesterday, I headed into town as early as I could. Of my morning rounds, the only thing I took the time to do before I left was to make sure the outside cats had food. There is an employee at the hardware store that I was very happy … Continue reading The next steps
I am in so much pain right now. Chances are, I'll hardly be able to walk tomorrow. But it was worth it! Let's back up a bit. This morning, I got a call from the pharmacy, letting me know my husband's painkillers were ready to pick up. Oh, what wonderful news to start the day! … Continue reading I’ll be feeling this tomorrow!
I am happy to say that I got the window for the old basement built - with considerably kitten interruptions! While I did that, the girls installed the new kitchen faucet set. It turns out there are no shut off valves on the water. They had to shut off the main valve for the entire … Continue reading Window, interrupted